entity shares how to get rid of blackheads

UGH! All those pesky, little blackheads! Where do they come from? Why do they stay for so long? Will they ever go away?

Entity thinks it’s about time we reclaim our pores. But first, it’s important that you understand what blackheads are, and why they appear (just in case you don’t already know).

Essentially, blackheads are just clogged pores. But what exactly is clogging them, you ask? Dead skin cells, oil and bacteria. Mmm, yummy. Blackheads are unique in that they’re open on the surface, which not only makes getting rid of them possible, but also extremely gratifying.

So without further ado, here are the top five most effective blackhead removal products, tools and tips.

After reading this, you’ll single-handedly know how to get rid of blackheads like a pro.

1 Invest in some Salicylic acid.

Entity explains how to get rid of blackheads.

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Salicylic acid helps with skin cell turn over. Basically, it will increase the rate at which your skin cells shed and regenerate, all while clearing up your pores along the way.

You may want to try lathering on products containing this kind of acid once or twice a day. Remember to smother areas of your face where the most blackheads are hanging out! (Although be careful if you have sensitive skin. Salicylic acid can definitely be an irritant.)

2 It’s Face Mask Time.

We’ve all seen those peel-off charcoal masks. And guess what? They actually work pretty well. So have a relaxing girls’ night with some wine, apply a mask, peel it off and say “see ya later” to your blackheads.

3 Wash your face.

This is a basic routine anyone can get into. Take a few minutes at the beginning and end of your day to really rid your face of leftover skin cells and oily residues.

Keeping this practice up will prevent new blackheads from forming, keeping your skin clean and clear. Try this popular blackhead prevention brand.

4 Get Yourself a skin brush.

Entity shows you how to get rid of blackheads.

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In the name of getting rid of blackheads, splurge a little. Buy one of these bad boys and watch your blackheads fade from existence.

What’s great about this brush, is that it’s mechanical power transforms its bristles into deep-cleaning pore magicians. If you don’t want the brush (it is a little extra), consider exfoliating with a textured rinse like this.

5 Start poppin’.

If you really want to know how to get rid of blackheads asap, here’s the ultimate secret. You gotta just start poppin’ em. Place your two index fingers on either side of your nose, or chin, or cheeks and press them together.

It’s important that you don’t overdo it because remember, skin is delicate. But, if you apply just the right amount of pressure, you’ll start to see your black heads coming out.

Basically everyone struggles with blackheads. So don’t let them make you feel embarrassed. Now that you know how to get rid of blackheads, put some of your new knowledge to work and #freeyourpores.

Edited by Kayla Caldwell

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